Painting Against Hate...

Over a lifetime of painting, landscape, love and longing, joy and celebration too, have been constant themes in my work.  The question however, of what value is such a practice has traveled along side it and comes to the fore, especially at times when personal, political and world events create in me a mistrust of its worthiness. So much ugliness. Historical and contemporary. Charlottesville last weekend, Barcelona today, the race riots of my girlhood, the memory of domestic violence and early loss can conspire in my psyche to shut it down. Then somehow, either by divine intervention, or universal consciousness and the making of the paintings themselves, Anthony De Mello's writings come to me, in particular, returning love in the face of hate.  That phrase has stayed with me, challenged me over and over again, and has given me courage to continue painting as I believe I am called to do. Here are 3 new works for you to consider...

June Ridge

June Ridge

July Ridge

July Ridge

August Ridge

August Ridge